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Social Work with Groups

ISSN (printed): 0160-9513. ISSN (electronic): 1540-9481.

Social Work With Groups is a unique quarterly journal of community and clinical practice, and an important reference publication for those in the social work profession who value and seek to understand the small group. The journal addresses the issues of groupwork in psychiatric, rehabilitative, and multipurpose social work and social service agencies; crisis theory and groupwork; the use of group programs in clinical and community practice; and basic group competencies for all social work professionals. The contributions reflect a sophisticated knowledge of the use of the group as a learning medium and a highly developed understanding of instructional technology in the teaching of social groupwork knowledge and skills. Social Work With Groups publishes practice, theory, and research articles that contribute to work with groups and that reflect a wide range of backgrounds and interests, including: the early group work tradition from community and neighborhood centers, focusing on socialization in groups and the contribution of the healthy group to social betterment; the clinical tradition, emphasizing the therapeutic value of the small group; the community and planning tradition, highlighting the mobilization and development of social resources and the neighborhood through the energies of task groups; administration and social policy, focusing on the collective efforts of staff and community groups to humanize service systems. Having been published for more than a quarter of a century, Social Work With Groups links the vitality of the history of social work and the contemporary richness and complexity of psychosocial orientation of the profession. There is a fine balance between theoretical and practice-focused materials found in the journal that will be invaluable to all human service professionals working with the small group!

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